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3 arrested in fatal shooting, burglary

3 arrested in fatal shooting, burglary

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Police in northern Georgia have charged two men and a teenage boy in the death of a 76-year-old father of 10 who was shot during a burglary on Nov. 26.

22-year-old Oneal Baughns and 30-year-old Dwayne Tavares Myers have been arrested in the shooting death of Edward Davidson. A 16-year-old boy has also been arrested.

Police say Baughns was arrested on a theft charge before being identified as a suspect. He was out on bond at the time of the incident. Authorities say Myers was arrested last week as a suspect in an earlier burglary that was similar to the incident in which Davidson was killed.

It is not known whether the suspects have lawyers.


Man wanted for taking pictures up Walmart employee's skirt

Man wanted for taking pictures up Walmart employee's skirt

ATHENS, Ga. -- Police in Athens are looking for a man suspected of taking pictures up a woman's skirt.

Athens-Clarke County Police Det. Stephen Daniel said the suspect used a camera phone to snap the pictures.

The incident happened at the Walmart on Lexington Road on Nov. 27. Daniel said the victim was a Walmart employee.

Surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect, who is described as a white man in his late 40s, with black and gray close-cropped hair and a receding hair line.

The suspect left Walmart in a white Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.

Anyone who can help police identify the suspect is asked to contact Daniel at 706-613-3888 ext. 788 or stephen.daniel@athensclarkecounty.com.

Hacker gets access to 8,500 UGA personnel files

Hacker gets access to 8,500 UGA personnel files

ATHENS, Ga. -- A computer hacker has gained access to the personnel records of more than 8,500 current and former employees at the University of Georgia. 

Authorities started a probe Oct. 1 after learning that the computer passwords of two UGA workers were reset by someone other than the employees.

The intruder used those accounts to look into the university's record-keeping system. The UGA vice president for information technology, Timothy Chester, said it appears to be a planned intrusion by someone who knew which accounts to attack and where sensitive information was kept.

The compromised information includes names and Social Security numbers.

UGA plans to contact people who were affected. The university will provide credit monitoring to those who request help.

Reward offered for arrest of Athens man

Reward offered for arrest of Athens man

ATHENS, Ga. -- Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 reward for information related to the arrest of Athens-area resident Derrick Conrad Goolsby.

Goolsby, 35, has two outstanding warrants in Clarke County for aggravated assault and aggravated battery. Both warrants are tied to incidents of family violence, according to Athens-Clarke County Police.

Goolsby also has outstanding warrants for battery and probation violation in other jurisdictions, police said.

The suspect is described as 6-feet-3-inches tall and 198 pounds. He may be driving a grey Ford Taurus. Police said that Goolsby is known to carry a knife; anyone who sees him is advised to be very careful.

Anyone who sees Goolsby or knows his whereabouts is asked to call Det. Hank Alexander at 706-613-3888 ext. 799. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 706-613-3342.

UGA students report being attacked near campus

UGA students report being attacked near campus

ATHENS, Ga. -- Two University of Georgia students told police they were attacked during an attempted robbery on College Avenue.

The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the students told police they were walking toward their home early Thursday morning when they encountered three men, and one yelled out to them. They kept walking, but the man who yelled ran up and struck one of the students in the head with a board.

Police say the student ran until his attacker stopped chasing him. But when he looked back, he saw his friend being attacked by the other two men, police said. While beating him, police said the men tore his clothing while trying to steal a wallet and cellphone.

One of the students was treated at a hospital for a cut over his eye.

UGA cop accused of sexual assault

UGA cop accused of sexual assault

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia police say they've suspended one of their officers after a woman accused him of sodomizing her.

The 28-year-old woman reportedly filed a complaint Thursday with Athens-Clarke County police. A police report states that the alleged assault happened in May.

UGA Police Chief Jimmy Williamson says the 28-year-old officer was immediately placed on paid leave pending the outcome of criminal and internal investigations.

The police report said the woman told police that she and the officer had known each other for a few years.

Aggravated sodomy is punishable by a sentence of 25 years to life in prison.

Athens police question rape suspect

Athens police question rape suspect

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke police questioned a man suspected of raping a woman after breaking into her Athens apartment.

Police said the man, whose name was not immediately released, faced rape, burglary, obstruction and other charges. He was arrested after being chased on foot through rugged terrain near the apartment complex Monday afternoon.

Police said they are unsure how the man got into the woman's home. A police dispatcher who took the 911 phone call reported hearing a woman on the phone plead "don't hurt me."

Officers responding to the call reported seeing the suspect jump from a second-floor window at the apartment and run into woods.

Police said officers responded quickly to the incident because one officer lives in the complex and is courtesy officer for the residents.